I first met and worked with him many years ago. While chatting backstage, I told him about my favorite of his routines — a rarely performed pantomime of a clown applying and removing his makeup. It was a very poignant and powerful piece.
Amazingly, he was still working up until several months ago with his wife, Karon. performing the “straight man” role.
Marty was a TV mainstay during the 60’s and 70’s on talk shows, game shows, variety shows, (including appearances on 44 Ed Sullivan Shows) and even dramatic roles.
Truly a class act.
G’bye dere, Marty.
(Morton David Alpern)
23 March 1922 – 12 February 2018